The Novel Construction Fall Session took place in Athens, Greece on Wednesday and Thursday, 27-28 October 2021, in conjunction with the HSE Workshop on Tuesday, 26 October. We would like to thank everyone for their active participation and collaboration.

The meetings were held at the Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre hotel in Greece where delegates from different companies gathered for a productive session to discuss new construction technologies.

Click here to review the agenda of the meeting.

Presentations on innovative developments were made on Wednesday morning, followed by group work sessions in the afternoon. Group presentations were then given on Thursday morning.


After a short introduction on IPLOCA by Innovation Coordinator, Grégoire de Montmollin, the agenda included several presentations on new technologies in the industry from knowledgeable speakers. The presentations subjects were the following:

Euro Airship, a Sustainable Solution for the Oil and Gas Industry
Marie-Christine Bilbow, Euro Airship
Challenges, Innovations and Lessons learned from Lower Fars Heavy Oil Pipeline Project – Kuwait
Issa Maroun, CCC
Use of Satellite Imagery for Safer Pipeline Installation & Operations
Guillaume Mouscadet & Oscar Friedel, Kayrros
Future-Oriented Equipment Concept using the Example of a Welding Tractor
Boris Böhm, Max Streicher GmbH
Unlocking Value in Pipeline Data – Pipeline Digital Twins
James Wardrop, PipelineSentry
Inspection Test Plan (ITP) for a Pipeline Construction and Quality Project Management
Alexandros Choremiotis, Swiss Approval
Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Contracting Operations
Zahi Ghantous, CCC

Group work sessions were then held online during the afternoon.


After the group work sessions on Wednesday, the different groups presented online the results of their discussions.

Road to Success Platform Update
Grégoire de Montmollin, IPLOCA
IPLOCA Members Technology Platform – Update on the IPLOCA Tech Expert Portal
Grégoire de Montmollin, IPLOCA